Irregular lumps enclosing fragments of vegetable tissues; or large, nearly homogeneous masses and occasionally more or less rounded or ovoid tears; externally, it is brownish black to dusky brown, acquiring a greenish colour on long exposure, the fractured surface having a glassy lustre, the thin pieces being transparent and varying in colour from brown to yellowish orange; the powder is moderate yellow brown, becoming olive brown on exposure to air.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Not Permitted
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Guaiac resin
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
Not Permitted
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Denmark
Not Permitted
Estonia
Not Permitted
Finland
Not Permitted
France
Not Permitted
Germany
Not Permitted
Greece
Not Permitted
Hungary
Not Permitted
Ireland
Not Permitted
Italy
Not Permitted
Latvia
Not Permitted
Lithuania
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Malta
Not Permitted
Netherlands
Not Permitted
Poland
Not Permitted
Portugal
Not Permitted
Romania
Not Permitted
Slovakia
Not Permitted
Slovenia
Not Permitted
Spain
Not Permitted
Sweden
Not Permitted
United Kingdom
Not Permitted
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Derived from plant products - yes

314 - Guaiac resin: Natural resin from the tree Guajacum officinale and some related tropical trees. Anti-oxidant in cola products. Up to 2.5 mg/kg body weight. No known side effects in the concentrations used, although some allergies have been reported. Can normally be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9000-29-7
  • EINECS Number: 232-535-2

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